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For more than 45 years, Michigan Law has offered clinics where students take responsibility for real clients with real legal needs. Students represent these clients under the supervision of experienced faculty in small, intense environments in classrooms, boardrooms, and courtrooms in Michigan and beyond. With clinical faculty as supervisors, students prepare for all aspects of their business, from interviewing clients and witnesses, hearing opposing counsel, writing briefs, conducting trials, and managing a variety of legal transactions. Michigan Law`s clinical education provides students with a unique opportunity to think critically and strategically about all aspects of client advocacy and practice by providing hands-on experience with all core competencies of legal practice. The Innovation Legal Aid Clinic offers free legal advice to independent artists. Participating students work in groups under the supervision of a staff member and/or lawyer to provide answers to real-world intellectual property questions. Lawyers working with IALC work at IP law firms such as Ventoux, AOMB and Ab Ovo. Contact our Indian Law Clinic: indianlawclinic@umontana.edu 406-243-6480 The Startup Clinic (formerly “Startup Practicum”) connects University of Miami School of Law students with new businesses in need of legal assistance. Our clinics and internships are the cornerstone of our integrated skills program. They are the highlight of our first-year Fundamentals of Law program and our second-year transaction and litigation simulation courses. Our school prides itself on its close relationship with the Bank and Bar of Montana, and we are grateful for jointly supervising our students – and future lawyers. Real customers, real cases.

Practical legal practice for students. Established in 1966, our clinical program offers three in-house clinics in Indian law, veterans` advocacy, and land and natural resource use, as well as more than 25 field rotations. Under the supervision of experienced faculty and lawyers, third-year students practice law in a variety of settings, ranging from criminal defense and prosecution offices to environmental nonprofits and government agencies. They bring civil rights actions; Management of complex transactions; act as a trainee lawyer to members of the judiciary, the Legislative Assembly and the management consultant; Analyze and advocate for policies – make a real difference in the lives of real people. We provide innovative, high-quality legal services to clients in some of Miami`s most underserved communities with delivery models that reach clients who otherwise would not have access to advice. In addition to working with individual clients, all of our clinics include legislative reform or community education. Recognizing that complex problems require multidisciplinary solutions, our clinics regularly engage in interclinical collaboration and interdisciplinary partnerships with faculty at the University of Miami and students from other disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, engineering, education, and communication, to name a few. The Child and Youth Law Clinic (CYLC) is an in-house clinic of living clients representing foster and former foster children in the areas of addiction, health care, mental health, disability, independent living, education, immigration and other general civil law matters. Bringing reality into the classroom improves students` employability.

We have established two clinical training programs that offer live clients or other real-world practices and reach out to NGOs that need help solving problems and building communities. The clinics provide students with hands-on experience to help clients who otherwise would not have access to quality legal representation and be a catalyst to transform clients` lives. For example, in its six years of existence, our DNA-free innocence clinic has already secured the release of 10 wrongly accused people. Public service is a core value of the law school, and public service on behalf of the broader community is an integral part of our clinical program. If you have a court case during the admission period and would like to know if you are eligible for assistance, please contact them by calling the clinic offices at 734.763.4319, emailing mclp@umich.edu or filling out the contact form by clicking here. Each year, 20 faculty mentor 150 students to provide nearly 75,000 hours of free legal services to the community, making the Clinical Law Program one of the largest public interest law firms in the region. Student lawyers work with faculty members on real-life cases and receive a unique combination of theoretical study and practical experience that prepares them to take off in their legal careers. The clinic only registers cases and accepts annually from the second week of September to mid-April. If you have a court case during our intake period and would like to know if you are eligible for assistance, you can call the clinic office at 734.763.4319 or send mclp@umich.edu an email. Depending on the nature of your case and other factors, they will determine if a registration date is appropriate.

The clinic can usually tell you if they can represent you at that first appointment. The Civil-Criminal Litigation Clinic offers free legal representation to people who cannot afford to hire a lawyer. Clients are represented by law students who work under the supervision of professors who are licensed lawyers. The clinic has handled criminal offense cases and a variety of civil cases, such as landlord-tenant, consumer fraud, contract litigation, prisoners` civil rights, discrimination, political asylum, misdemeanors, habeas corpus, debt collection defense, public interest claims, insurance, etc. Admission to the clinic is not “open” – it is based on their educational needs, the number of students and staff available, proximity to Ann Arbor, and our current case list. Legal Aid Clinic for Prisoners (UM Student Award 2021) The Legal Aid Clinic for Prisoners was founded in 2020 and is supported by the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology of the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University. Our aim is to promote awareness of the rights of those involved in the criminal justice system, to provide legal assistance to those involved in the Dutch criminal justice system for all legal issues related to rehabilitation, and to facilitate the professional growth of law students at Maastricht University through real-time legal practice. The law school`s commitment to a global perspective also permeates the clinics, providing students with experience in international politics and cross-border transactions.

At the Human Trafficking Clinic, students work with legislators and international human rights organizations to combat modern slavery. The International Transactions Clinic, which represents clients in Tajikistan, Russia, Europe, Africa and the United States, encourages students to become lawyers for international transactions by providing students with hands-on experience, including preparing cross-border investment documents and advising clients on multinational compliance. The Eleanor R. Cristol Pro Bono Assistance Clinic and Judge A. Jay Cristol at Miami Law provide pro bono legal services to low-income individuals struggling with bankruptcy. The Investor Rights Clinic is a semester-long clinic comprised of second- and third-year law students representing underserved investors in securities arbitration proceedings against their brokers before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Maastricht Mediation Clinic In collaboration with Monique Benning and Mardoeka Christensen from Trajekt (a neighbourhood mediation organisation for young people based in Maastricht), the MMC offers our students the opportunity to become student mediators and conduct up-to-date mediation sessions under the guidance of professional mediators. In addition to hands-on clinical training, we also offer workshops and master classes on mediation, dispute resolution and negotiations. Launched in 1995, Miami Law`s dynamic clinical program spans a wide range of practice areas and is deeply committed to social justice. Our clinics are primarily taught by full-time lecturers who are experts and pioneers in their field, as well as gifted teachers who are knowledgeable about clinical pedagogy. Read Miami Law News about our Clincs in action.

Michigan Law has long been known for its distinctive educational blend of leading scholarly and legal practice. In today`s competitive environment, it is more important than ever for new graduates to get started in the practice of law. We are so committed to this formative experience that we guarantee every student at least one high school clinic, many of which take more. The Health Rights Clinic is a medical-legal partnership operated in partnership with the UM Miller School of Medicine. Students attending the Health Rights Clinic represent multiple clients in various health-related legal matters. Under the strict supervision of faculty, students act as lead counsel responsible for all aspects of the case, transaction or policy proposal, including developing strategy, interviewing clients and witnesses, negotiating with opposing counsel, writing briefs, contracts or policy reports, conducting litigation or arbitration and other legal activities. The skills learned in the clinic are transferable to any environment, and the experience is often transformative for students and clients. Our clinics cover a remarkable range of practice areas, including transactions, litigation and everything in between. Students represent children, families, small business owners and nonprofits, wrongfully convicted persons, victims of human trafficking, refugee claimants, start-ups and manufacturers, organizations that provide business solutions to some of the world`s most pressing problems, and individuals in need of central civil and criminal justice services.

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